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Sab2000 2nd Call

Jean-Arcady Meyer Jean-Arcady.Meyer at lip6.fr
Tue Nov 9 08:49:06 EST 1999

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                  FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS
                ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB2000)

An International Conference organized by The International Society
for Adaptive Behavior (ISAB)), in cooperation with the Chair of
Physiology of the Collège de France.

           11 - 15 September 2000, Paris, France

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together
researchers in computer science, control, artificial intelligence, robotics,
neurosciences, ethology, and related fields so as to further our
understanding of the behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow
natural and artificial animals to adapt and survive in uncertain
environments. The conference will focus on well-defined models
--- robot models, computer simulation models, mathematical models ---
to help characterize and compare various organizational principles or
architectures underlying adaptive behavior in real animals and synthetic
agents, the animats. In addition, there will be sessions on psychological
issues, on the one hand, and on industrial applications, on the other,
of animat research.

Contributions treating any of the following topics from the perspective
of adaptive behavior will receive special emphasis:

- Perception and motor control               - Neural correlates of
- Motivation and emotion                        - Action selection
- Learning and development                    - Evolutionary approaches
- Emergent structures and behaviors       - Internal models and
- Collective and social behavior               - Characterization of
- Philosophical and psychological issues  - Applied adaptive behavior
- Autonomous robots                              - Software agents and
virtual creatures

Authors should make every effort to suggest implications of their work
for both natural and artificial animals. Papers that do not deal
explicitly with adaptive behavior will be rejected.

Submission Instructions

Submission instructions can be found on the conference Web site.
Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages. Because the whole review
process heavily relies on electronic means, the organizers strongly
enforce electronic submissions of Postscript or PDF documents.
Otherwise, six hard-copies in traditional paper format must be sent
to the Program Chair, Jean-Arcady Meyer.
Computer, video, and robotic demonstrations are also invited for
submission. Submit a 2-page proposal plus a title page to the program
chair. Indicate equipment requirements and relevance to the themes of
the conference.
Finally, SAB2000 will be held a week before PPSN2000, the 6th
International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature
(http://www.inria.fr/PPSN2000). Both conferences will share several
specialized workshops and tutorials, which will be announced later.

Conference Chairs

* Jean-Arcady Meyer, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6,
  jean-arcady.meyer at lip6.fr
* Alain Berthoz, Collège de France, aber at ccr.jussieu.fr
* Dario Floreano, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
  dario.floreano at di.epfl.ch
* Herbert Roitblat, University of Hawaii, roitblat at hawaii.edu
* Stewart Wilson, Prediction Dynamics,
  wilson at prediction-dynamics.com

Workshop Chair

* David Corne, University of Reading, D.W.Corne at reading.ac.uk

Tutorial Chair

* Agoston Eiben, Leiden University, gusz at wi.leidenuniv.nl

Publisher: The MIT Press

Important Dates (2000)
FEBRUARY 19: Submissions must be received
MARCH 31: Notification of acceptance or rejection (via e-mail)
APRIL 30: Camera ready revised versions due
SEPTEMBER 11-16: Conference dates

General queries to: sab2000 at poleia.lip6.fr
WWW Page: http://www-poleia.lip6.fr/ANIMATLAB/SAB2000

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